Note: I can’t spell.
Future, my question is precisely for the definitions. I’m reading a book which addresses these concepts but doesn’t bother defining them (as if they are working knowledge). I asked a question like this using Superconsciousness vs other variants of consciousness (if you look at my past questions). According to someone’s answer these terms are based on some other guys book (Burke?) which isn’t the one I’m reading.

SK, I’m too lazy to use the spell check for the title since it automatically doesn’t spell check the title. And yes, I’m that pathetically spelling impaired that I cannot even recognize a correct spelling.

It is just that last time I posted a question like this (initially in the religion/spirituality section), I got a snarky response about my spelling by a poster. Ah, but then again it was by a bible thumper who of course didn’t know the answer. Well, I reposted the question in philosophy and received intelligent answers and no one said anything about my spelling.

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  • Cosmic consciousness:
    life and order revealed to the mind of man; understood as the highest state of consciousness providing intellectual as well as spiritual illumination.
    Cosmic consciousness. (1) God’s awareness of himself in and as the cosmos. (2) Man’s awareness of himself as he lives, moves, and has being within the spheres of God’s cosmic Self-awareness. The awareness of oneself fulfilling the cycles of the cosmos in and through the Great God Self; the awareness of the self as a part of God in cosmic dimensions; the attainment of initiations through the blessedness of the Cosmic Christ leading to God Self-realization in the Universal One.
    Cosmic consciousness is the concept that the universe is in fact a living superorganism in which animals, including humans, interconnect with, and thus form a collective consciousness which spans the cosmos. The idea bears similarity to Teilhard de Chardin’s conception of the noosphere, to James Lovelock’s Gaia theory, to Hegel’s Absolute idealism, and to Satori in Zen. Cosmic Consciousness is also the title of a 1901 book on historical forms of mysticism by Richard Bucke.

    ‘Cosmos’ refers to the universe as a whole, which is conceived to be an orderly, harmonious system; a complex orderly self-inclusive system; inconceivably extended in space or time.

    Consciousness refers to the complete alert state of the mind, and its sensory systems. Often considered the upper state of existences, in which self-awareness and individuality originate within the brain.

    Various religions and concepts of existence accept the idea that a cosmic consciousness exists, and through various forms of conditioning of the body, it is possible to interconnect with this cosmic consciousness and interact with it.

    Super conscious state: Also knownas samadhi
    In Samadhi non-duality or oneness is experienced. This is the deepest and highest state of consciousness where body and mind have been transcended and the Yogi is one with the Self or God.

  • Cosmic consciousness maybe taken to mean to total sum of cosnciousness there is at all! Super consciousness is vast yet contained therein. (Pls. be aware that this my personnal understanding about these two terms)

  • “Superconsciousness is that involvement with nature that allows an unlimited point of view of life, and if you hook a ride with that, you will live forever.” – Ramtha

    Cosmic consciousness is a consciousness of the cosmos, knowing the life and order of the universe. It is considered a higher, yet at present an exceptional peak in human evolution which our race is expected to reach in the distant future.

  • You’re going to have to define those terms first before anyone can tell you the difference between them.

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